OBITUARY

Denise "Dee" Joy Stead

January 5, 1972November 15, 2019
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Denise Joy Stead, “Dee”, 47 of Ambridge, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 15, 2019 following a sudden illness. Denise was born January 5, 1972 in Sewickley, daughter of Michael Erwin and Dolores Diane (McLaughlin) Stead. She was a graduate of Monaca High School and attended the Community College of Beaver County. For many of her adult years she made her home in Ambridge. Known affectionately as “Dee” by family and friends, she was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. Dee was proud of her father’s service in the Marine Corps, respected and tested the bond of her mother’s love, cherished her brother Michael, valued the trusted confidence of her sister Stacey, and adored her nieces as they were her children. Through the years, Dee was employed in a variety of service related positions, most recently with Goodwill Industries, Cranberry Township. She was a people person but also enjoyed the quiet refuge of her own place that she called home. Dee loved animals, particularly her best buddy “Kitty”. She was fiercely loyal to her friends and a caregiver at heart. Dee was preceded in death by her brother: Michael L. Stead, February 25, 2016. She is survived by her parents: Michael and Dolores Stead, New Sewickley Township; sister and brother-in-law: Stacey and Jason Endy, Canton, OH; three nieces: Autumn, Devin and Felicia; four great nieces and three great nephews; and a numerous friends. A memorial gathering to remember and celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 11 a.m. to Noon at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum) with a brief service to be held immediately following the visitation. In honor of her wishes, Dee will be cremated and her urn placed with her brother Michael’s urn in the Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. On line condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabauer.com.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Saturday, November 23, 2019

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Diane Stead

November 18, 2019

I'm sorry you had to leave this world way to soon. Such a good heart always smiling and so pretty. I am so happy that you are in a good place. With Grandma ❤️❤️I know your dad mom Stacey and family will miss you terribly 😥😥 but they will see you again someday.

Louise Phillips

November 17, 2019

Dee been my bestest buddy and friend since 8th grade I couldn't even begin to tell you that Shenanigans her and I got into I have so many memories of her and I thank God that I can keep her alive in my heart I am lost without her they may not have talked everyday but if we miss some time it didn't seem like it at all I love you D and I'm going to miss you everyday you're my girl and nothing's ever going to change that

Cathy Jo (Szymoniak)Hassick

November 16, 2019

My deepest condolences to Denise’s family! Although I haven’t seen Denise in a longtime, me, Denise & Stacey we’re all very close at one time when they lived down 16th & Church St, Ambridge! I loved her & Stacey like sisters & will always love them like sisters! I wish there were words I could say to help the family’s broken hearts! The news of Denise passing saddens me! Again I am so very sorry! Prayers 🙏

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